Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Denise Wood of i24News Perspectives to discuss Israel's Mossad claim that Iran is filling the vacuum left by the retreat of ISIS in the Middle East and if the Trump administration has a plan to combat such developments. Brodsky explains that the increased tension is likely to be felt for the foreseeable future between Israel and Iran through it's chief terrorist proxy, Hezbollah. It may well come down to a what assurances and follow on actions the U.S. provides Israel regarding Iran and Hezbollah's gaining territory in Syria or the latter's increased firepower in Lebanon. The question is at what point will Israel decide that it can no longer live with the threat to its north or when will Iran will make the strategic decision to have Hezbollah attack Israel. The Iranian nuclear question looms as a primary consideration in that decision for both sides.
As ISIS Retreats Iranian Influence Grows in the Middle East
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Perspectives with Denise Wood / i24News
August 14, 2017
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